Guiding Light of The Month

O LORD, Thou art my refuge and my blessing, my strength, my health, my hope, and my courage. Thou art supreme Peace, unalloyed Joy, perfect Serenity. My whole being prostrates before Thee in a gratitude beyond measure and a ceaseless worship; and that worship goes up from my heart and my mind towards Thee like the pure smoke of incense of the perfumes of India. - The Mother

Being a young IEP facilitator

Every alternate Sunday is a much awaited time for me. It means going for IEP and spending useful time there. Being the youngest facilitator I enjoy sharing what I have learnt. IEP gives me a time out of my studies and time to put my mind into something that I enjoy doing. Shree Valli and I conduct the aspect of physical education.

I enjoy doing this as it involves games and team-building activities. I usually take the bigger kids as I know what their expectations are and Shree Valli takes the smaller kids because she knows the likes and dislikes of those children much better than I do. We usually get the kids to do physical education from 4pm to 5pm during the 3pm to 5pm class. As you see, we get almost half of the session to ourselves.

Shree Valli and I are very thankful for the time given and try to make the best use of it. We change the games to the likes of the kids. For example when we were playing Captain’s Ball, the game did not attract the small kids so we came up with the ‘passing policy’ which made it compulsory for the big children to pass it to the small ones before scoring.

These are some situations where facilitators are made to think and change the activity immediately to fit the kids’ interest. I had also learnt many things from the kids. I truly say from my heart that I love IEP and I will always not take this as mere work but as work I love doing.

In offering to The Mother
Vishnuraj, IEP Facilitator, Age 14

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